MY PRE-RELEASE REVIEW of
A Spring Deception
The second book in the Seasons historical romance series coming soon from
USA Today Bestselling Romance Author Jess Michaels
by Jess Michaels
The Passionate Pen
Pub Date 06 Sep 2016
Miss Celia Fitzgilbert’s grandfather has decreed she must marry a man with a title or he’ll never reveal her mysterious father’s identity. But her engagement to an Earl was already broken, leaving her steeped in scandal. She has all but given up until the reclusive Duke of Clairemont returns to Society and sweeps her off her feet, a potential solution to all her problems.
But things are not so simple for the duke. Aiden is not comfortable with his position in Society, perhaps because he is a fraud. In truth, Clairemont died months ago and the man playing him is a spy, bent on uncovering a dangerous secret. A flirtation with Celia, meant to help him fit in, quickly turns very real. But can Celia recover when the lies come out? And can Aiden keep them both alive long enough to even consider a future?
The story of the Fitzgilbert sisters continues from “An Affair in Winter”. Although this is the second book in this series it could be read as a standalone, but like many other series the book is much better if you have read the series from the first book since there are repeated characters that you will come to love.
As is usual with Jess Michaels books it is a very sexy, erotic book but not so overly so as to turn off readers who consider erotic nature to be smut. This reader is turned off by books of such a graphic nature as those that contain elements involving bondage, discipline, dominance and submission, and sadomasochism. If I find those elements in a book it is time to put it down.
You won’t find BDSM in Jess Michaels books even though they are erotic. Her characters and story line are well developed and well written.
Like book # 1 “An Affair in Winter” I gave this one 4.25 stars.
I am now looking forward to #3 “One Summer of Surrender” due to release in November 2016.
I received this book as a digital ARC compliments of the author and publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Black Falcon’s Lady
Celtic Rogues Book 1
Formerly published by Berkley Books as NIGHTWYLDE~
by Kimberly Cates
Digital List Price: $3.99
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An unloved English heiress…
When shy Maryssa Wylder refuses an arranged marriage, her father exiles her to his isolated holdings in Ireland, a hell he claims is populated by savages eager to slit English throats. On her journey, she is robbed by the Black Falcon, an Irish highwayman who curses all with the Wylder name. A brigand he may be, yet she can’t forget the way he looks at her—his dangerous passion piercing her lonely heart.
A dispossessed Irish prince…
Tade Kilcannon has every right to hate the Wylders. Though his ancestors were Irish kings, the English have stolen his birthright, giving it to Bainbridge Wylder, a ruthless English overlord who drives the Irish crofters from their homes. Though the people of the glen think Tade Kilcannon is a rakehell, in truth, he is the Black Falcon, a masked patriot who bedevils the English. But this rogue’s heart is untouched until Maryssa Wylder saves his family from marauding soldiers.
A love worth defying two worlds…
Maryssa blossoms because of Tade’s tenderness, but he knows that to love the English daughter of his family’s great enemy is impossible. Then disaster strikes the glen, throwing Tade’s fate and the future of those he protects into Maryssa’s hands. Maryssa faces a heart-wrenching choice, one which may cost her the very life of the man she loves.
Celtic Rogues series:
1. THE BLACK FALCON’S LADY
2. HER MAGIC TOUCH
3. BRIAR ROSE
4. STEALING HEAVEN
5. LILY FAIR
Colleen’s Fire series:
1. GATHER THE STARS
2. ANGEL’S FALL
3. CROWN OF DREAMS
4. CROWN OF MIST (prequel)
NEW RELEASE BARGAIN
In the Arms of a Pirate
A Sam Steele Romance Book 2
by Michelle Beattie
Publisher: Tule Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/16/2016
Series: A Sam Steele Romance , #2
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Digital List Price: $4.99
FREE Until Sep 06, 2016 at:
She’s his leverage
When Aidan Bradley suddenly remembers his bloody past, he can only think of one thing. Killing the bastard responsible. His key? Using his enemy’s daughter to draw the pirate out. His miscalculation? That he’d soon find himself enticed by her innocence and beauty.
He’s her rescuer
Sarah Santiago’s lived her entire life locked away from the world. While naïve and innocent, Sarah recognizes attraction when she feels it and the pirate holding her as bait soon becomes the pirate she wants to hold.
The odds are against them
Will Aidan’s desire for revenge cost him the woman he loves, or will his decision to stand down cost him his life at the blade of the soulless pirate who murdered his mother?
The Debutante is Mine
by Vivienne Lorret
Length: 288 pages
Released: Apr 12, 2016
Digital Copy Currently $0.99 at:
Lilah Appleton’s prospects are looking dim. With one last chance to find a titled husband before she’s forced to wed her wretched cousin, she must make this Season count. Plain, forgettable Lilah must become the Season’s Original. Desperate, she seeks help from the devilishly charming, untitled, and thoroughly unsuitable Jack Marlowe. All she must do now is resist the tempting rogue…
Bastard son and self-made man, Jack Marlowe loathes the aristocracy. When he meets Lilah, he expects her to be like all the other greedy husband-hunters. But she’s far more dangerous. Her alluring smiles and sharp tongue intrigue him. Before he knows it, he agrees to help her find a husband, revealing tricks to ensnare any man. The only problem is, his plan works too well—on him.
When Lilah becomes the belle of the ball, Jack realizes he may lose her forever—unless he can take a chance on love and claim his debutante…
An Avon Romance
About The Author:
USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Vivienne Lorret loves romance novels, her pink laptop, her husband, and her two sons (not necessarily in that order … but there are days). Transforming copious amounts of tea into words, she is an Avon Impulse author of works including: Tempting Mr. Weatherstone, The Wallflower Wedding Series, The Rakes of Fallow Hall Series, The Duke’s Christmas Wish, and the upcoming Season’s Original Series.
The USA Today bestselling author of The Maddening Lord Montwood, begins a new series with a scandalous bet that could turn one quiet woman into the most desirable debutante of the season.
From the Season Standard: “A true Season’s Original embodies the class, grace, and style of the ton. Such an honor ensures the recipient her pick of eligible suitors…”
The Sinclair Brothers Trilogy, Book 1
by Emma Prince
Digital List Price: $2.99
$0.99 at Amazon Until September 2nd, 2016
Book One of the Sinclair Brothers Trilogy
He was out for revenge.
Laird Robert Sinclair would stop at nothing to exact revenge on Lord Raef Warren, the English scoundrel who had brought war to his doorstep and razed his lands and people. Leaving his clan in the Highlands to conduct covert attacks in the Borderlands, Robert lives to be a thorn in Warren’s side. So when he finds a beautiful English lass on her way to marry Warren, he whisks her away to the Highlands with a plan to ransom her back to her dastardly fiance.
She would not be controlled.
Lady Alwin Hewett had no idea when she left her father’s manor to marry a man she’d never met that she would instead be kidnapped by a Highland rogue out for vengeance. But she refuses to be a pawn in any man’s game. So when she learns that Robert has had them secretly wed, she will stop at nothing to regain her freedom. But her heart may have other plans…
About The Author:
Emma Prince is the Amazon All-Star and Bestselling author of steamy historical romances jam-packed with adventure, conflict, and of course love!
Emma grew up in drizzly Seattle, but traded her rain boots for sunglasses when she and her husband moved to the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada. Emma spent several years in academia, both as a graduate student and an instructor of college-level English and Humanities courses. She always savored her “fun books”–normally historical romances–on breaks or vacations. But as she began looking for the next chapter in her life, she wondered if perhaps her passion could turn into a career. Ever since then, she’s been reading and writing books that celebrate happily ever afters!
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